Sunday, January 15, 2012

Eye of the Storm

Eye of the StormEye of the Storm by Kate Messner
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Just finished this last night ... and it was a nail biter!

As a fan of dystopian fic I'm glad to see a newer one that we could put in the elementary library. I would say later fourth grade or fifth ... there is just a TAD (only a tad) of romance so I don't think it's a third grade book.

And the kiddos probably would need a reminder that some of what is portrayed in the book is not possible. Yet. (And hopefully never!)

But I like how it incorporates students who are proficient in science (both girls and boys) and makes that OK. And it does talk a lot about some real meteorological principles. So a book group might be able to do a bit of fact and fiction comparisons, among other things.

Just Skyped with the author on Friday (more about Marty McGuire than this one but we did touch on it). Such a great opportunity. Looking forward to more of her work!

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  1. I love Kate Messner and am always on the lookout for great middle grade. Thanks for posting!!


  2. I have heard some great things about Eye of the Storm and can't wait to read it!!I've never really read anything dystopian until The Hunger Games (dystopian/post-apocolyptic?)and think I might be hooked! :)